YMCA of Northern Alberta - Don Wheaton Family YMCA
Junior Lifeguard Club Meet Assistant (12 - 15 positions available)
The YMCA is seeking individuals who enjoy water and contributing to a fun aquatics environment. The Volunteer will assist the JLC Swim Meet Manager in organizing a friendly inter-club competition. Join the YMCA as a Volunteer and help our clubs experience an introduction to competitive lifesaving sport.
Head Scorer: is responsible for the overall record keeping, calculation of results, and release of official results for all competition events.
Timers (8 positions available): Timers will be responsible for recording race times for athletes
Equipment Handlers (3 positions available): Ensure equipment is ready for upcoming race events, this position requires getting wet and physical fitness.
Judges (4 positions available): While judges play many roles, their principle responsibility will be to make sure competition events operate fairly and within AB/NWT rules and regulations. Judges’ order of-finish decisions are not subject to protest or appeal.
Chief Judge: The chief judge will be responsible to the area/sectional referee or event director, and will supervise or assist in the setting up of courses for the event. The chief judge will allocate duties and responsibilities to other judges in their area or event and locate and position them so as to best carry out their duties as judges and determine the finishing order and recording of event results.
Lane Judges (4 positions available): Lane judges will be a judge of fact in relation to the observation of the conduct of an event for the particular lane to which they are assigned. They will report any breach or infringement of the rules to the chief judge, or area/sectional referee or event director
Deputy Referee: The Deputy Referee will assist in the conduct and organization of the competition, and in the absence of the chief referee, assume his or her authority and responsibility.The deputy referee will take control of a particular area of the competition with the chief referee’s authority or be assigned to a specific role or be designated a specific authority
Competitor Liaisonofficers: are responsible for liaising with competitors, coaches, team managers and competition officials to provide assistance related to rules, standards and procedures. They will advise the Chief Referee, Deputy Referee, Area/Sectional Referee or Event Director of any concerns raised by competitors, coaches or team managers relating to the courses or safety issues. They will also provide assistance and guidance for competitors, coaches and team managers on protest and appeal procedures and the best method of approach to the referee involved
Under the direction of the Aquatics Supervisor and Aquatics Programmer, the MacEwan University Sport and Wellness (MUSW) Swim Lesson Volunteers help Swim Instructors in providing safe, fun lessons for both children and adults. This includes the Lifesaving Society’s Parent and Tot, Preschool, Swimmer, Canadian Swim Patrol, Junior Lifeguard Club, Adult lessons, and Private lessons.
Individuals of all ages and professional backgrounds can apply; however, preference will be given to MacEwan University students. No experience teaching lessons required.
Strong verbal communication skills, fluent in verbal English.
Strong customer service skills.
Responsible, organized, energetic and enthusiastic – ready to have fun.
Aquatic related certifications are considered assets and not required, including LSI, Lifesaving Swim Instructor, AWSI, WSI, NL, AEC and SFA.
Familiarity with Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness (as a facility patron, program participant, volunteer, or staff) is an asset.
May be asked for proof of a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check at their own cost.
Assist Instructors in providing safe and fun swim lessons for children and adults;
Help with teaching, supervising and evaluating all swim lesson participants;
Support Instructors in maintaining the safety of all participants and promoting a learning atmosphere;
Be in uniform and ready to help at the beginning of lesson;
Work hours as scheduled, beginning and ending classes on time and staying after classes to answer customer questions as needed;
Help set up and clean up supplies;
Support specific participants by providing one-on-one assistance under the direction of the Instructor;
Attend training sessions as scheduled. Successful candidates will be required to attend an orientation and expectations meeting with an Aquatic Instructor prior to lessons starting on the first day.
Volunteers are trained in Emergency First Aid with CPR-C at no cost;
Optional Life Skills training sessions (1 hour/session 2 times per season)
Volunteers will gain valuable experience, volunteer hours and work references (upon request);
Volunteers who are present for all shifts without absenteeism will receive a 50% discount in the following session’s Swim and Lifesaving Instructor course.
Successful candidates are eligible to apply for Co-Curricular Record as a Swim Lesson Volunteer at MacEwan University.
Supplementary Learning / Benefits:
A minimum of 20 hours – 4 hours of training and 2 hours a week for 8 weeks commitment is required (one full program season).
Start date will be the first day of lessons for the season. The weekday of volunteering must be consistent for the entire season. Once committed to a set of lessons, volunteers are expected to attend all lessons.
General lesson days and times are as follows in Fall, Winter and Spring: Thursdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Fridays, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Sundays, from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.
General lesson days and times are as follows in Summer: Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 2 weeks.
A few lessons may fall slightly later than the identified shifts and are available based on the volunteer’s interest.
Application Procedure and Deadline
Application Deadline for Spring 2017: April 26, 2017
Applications are accepted year round, though potential volunteers will be contacted prior to the start of lesson sets. MUSW swim lesson sets start in September, January, May, & July.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a brief cover letter and resume to Davi Grossi, Aquatics Supervisor via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Using the subject line Swim Lesson Volunteer Application. Please outline why you are a good candidate for the position and indicate in your Cover Letter what lessons you are available to volunteer. Please ensure your resume includes if you have any Aquatics experience, if you have worked with children, and any relevant certifications.
For further information about the position, contact Davi Grossi (email@example.com). We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Rate of Pay
This is a volunteer unpaid position. However, volunteers will gain valuable experience, volunteer hours, discounts in specific leadership programs, value-added training, and work references (upon request).
The YMCA of Northern Alberta is seeking individuals who enjoy water and contributing to a fun aquatics environment.
Volunteers will assist the Swim Meet Manager in organizing friendly inter-club competition(s).
Join the YMCA as a Volunteer and help our Swim clubs experience an introduction to competitive swimming.
Starter (1 needed): Ensures that all Timers are in the right place and ready to go prior to the start of a race by raising their left arm and waiting for Timers to notify them of any issues. When all Timers are ready for the race to start, the Starter will signal this to all the Athletes with one moderate extended whistle blast. Once the Athletes are ready to commence the race, it will be started by saying “Swimmers take your marks, set…” followed by the starting signal which is one short whistle blast.
Timers (8 needed): Following the Starter’s leadership, they are responsible for the acquisition of Athlete times with manual stop watches and record the times on the Time Cards. Timers will also help ensure that Athletes are in the correct heat and lane and are ready to go.
Marshals (1-2 needed): Key distributors of Time Cards to the Athletes by assisting in them finding their correct heats and lanes and ensuring that the order does not get altered through the Marshaling Area.
Disqualification Judges (1-2 needed): Stroke and Turn Judges are responsible for the recognition and enforcing of rules during an event as well as the filling out and distribution of Disqualification Slips to the Coaches.
Runner (1 needed): Responsible for collecting completed Time Cards from the Timers and bringing them to the Results Programmer.
Results Programmer (1 needed): Responsible for the compiling and data entry of all Time Card results and the creation of the official results to be relayed to the Ribbon Programmer.
Ribbon Organizer (1 needed): Responsible for labelling and organizing ribbons based on official results from Results Programmer. The Ribbon Organizer is responsible for organizing the ribbons in time for the Ribbon Ceremony.